Whether true or perception, seems like tornados & hurricanes are popping up in more places. Homes ill-prepared to weather the storms result in traumatic losses, sometimes even casualties.
Time and again, modular construction has proven the best wood-framed structure for high winds. Homes built in factories and transported to job sites in modules and lifted by crane onto foundations by definition have to be able to take stress than their site built counterparts. A recent news report following Sandy demonstrated a modular advantage - click here. This is nothing new for our industry. After Hurricane Andrew, FEMA documented this fact in their report. That was over 20 years ago.
Since then, Nationwide Homes developed engineering that would allow us to build to a 175-MPH wind condition. So we’ve taken a modular advantage and “HiPerformanced” it up.